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Empowering Africa towards technological development

Empowering Africa towards technological development

Technology
Technology is the most potent form of magic the African society will ever have. This is supported by the fact that Africa is home to the world's greatest digital innovations. Ranging from agriculture, medical to education, the continent is experiencing a digital revolution which has enabled it to secure a place as a global leader in science and technology. With these great  potential & capabilities, technological investments in Africa will see the offshoot of a global economic and technological leader that can be relied on by other continents. As the number of young people developing applications and coding programs continues to grow, the African continent hungers for more technological infrastructure and developments. One of the most effective channels that Investors can
Unsecured and Unaware: Global Cyber security

Unsecured and Unaware: Global Cyber security

Cyber Security, Uncategorized
Cyber security problems (and our reactions to them) have been developing for decades. Step back and think about all of your information technology concerns: Chances are you’re running servers that are under capacity; operating systems that haven’t been updated; systems that have been developed in-house but are no longer supported; unmaintained websites; a mess of shared folders used for ad-hoc file sharing; shared administrative logins and passwords. Perhaps you recognize some of these issues; maybe you recognize all of them. These issues create an environment primed and ready for a cyber security breach. The calibre of hackers has increased, and the motives of some hackers changed: From curious research, to espionage and malicious damage. The easy accessibility and connectivi
Jumia Black Friday promotes e-Commerce in Africa

Jumia Black Friday promotes e-Commerce in Africa

Business, Internet
The Christmas offer starts early in Kenya. Jumia, a Nigerian based online retailer is the leader of the new class of e-commerce business in Africa. With the Jumia black Friday trending, Kenyans are in the rush to get products from the online stores at the low costs. The Jumia black Friday is an indicator that technology in Africa has advanced as most of the items on sale are electrical appliances and mobile phones. With the device prices low, more people are expected to get connected via mobile phones to access the online stores boosting the mobile phone usage in the country and Africa at large. In addition, Black Friday is a period selected by sellers to appreciate its customers with giveaways at discounted prices. The Jumia black Friday 2016 sale in Kenya started on the 14th of...
Google unveils Gmail alternative: ‘Inbox’, but will it last?

Google unveils Gmail alternative: ‘Inbox’, but will it last?

Mobile, social media
Google revitalized webmail in 2004 when it debuted Gmail, and now it's trying to do it again with a new take on the old Web stalwart, called Inbox. as reported on CNET by Richard Nieva and Seth Rosenblatt. If you've been feeling overwhelmed by a mountain of email in Gmail, you may be glad to know that Google wants to help. But there's a twist: the help will come from Inbox, a free email app now available by invitation that promises to better organize messages. Developed by the Gmail team, Inbox is intended to coexist with Google's flagship email product, not replace it. For example, it groups similar types of messages, and automatically highlights key information such as flight itineraries and event information. It comes as competitors, including Apple and file-sharing company Dropbox...

Russia: Veto online Law to Restrict Online Freedom, Bloggers to use real names

Domains, Governance, Internet
Written by Human Rights Watch (Moscow) – Russia should not impose unjustified regulations on freedom of expression and privacy on the Internet, Human Rights Watch said today. A restrictive new law requires Russian bloggers with significant followings to register with the authorities and comply with the same regulations as media outlets. On April 22, 2014, Russia’s State Duma adopted amendments to counter-terrorism legislation, including a new law on “Internet users called bloggers.” The law requires bloggers with more than 3,000 daily visitors online to register with Roskomnadzor, the state body for media oversight. Once registered, bloggers will have the same legal constraints and responsibilities as mass media outlets, including verifying information for accuracy, indicating the mini